Tragic incident in civil hospital –health minister orders enquiry committee to submit report by Tuesday
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra has ordered a four member enquiry committee to submit its report on the tragic incident that happened at Pathankot civil hospital by this Tuesday.
The Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Chetan Singh Jauramajra had constituted a four member committee comprising Dr. Raj Kumar- District Family Welfare officer, Dr. Vandana Kundal- Deputy Medical Commissioner, Dr. Harnavneet-Gynaecologist, Dr. Bindu Gupta- SMO, to conduct this inquiry. This committee has been ordered to submit their inquiry report by October 4.
The Health Minister said that any laxity on part of the staff members of the department would not be tolerated. Ever since he has taken charge as Health Minister, strict instructions from his side have been issued to the staff to behave politely with the patients to ensure that the general public do not face any inconvenience while getting services at government hospitals, said Jauramajra.
He reiterated that stern action will be taken against the negligent staff if found to be guilty in this inquiry.
Jauramajra said that there is already a provision for punishment according to the service rules for those government employees who are negligent or act responsible while serving. He said that appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against that person whosoever would be found guilty in the Pathankot case.
Recently, a poor woman gave birth to a daughter in the dingy corridor of the Pathankot Civil Hospital late last night after doctors allegedly refused to carry out the delivery citing various reasons.
The incident has snowballed into a major controversy with Principal Secretary (Health) Ajoy Sharma ordering a time-bound probe. Now, Tragic incident in civil hospital –health minister orders enquiry committee to submit report by Tuesday.